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Federal Court Rules Poker is Not “Gambling” Under Federal Law

One of my favorite quotes to use in the lawschool class I teach on Legal Writing comes not from a great judge or a famous legal case. It is from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland describing an exchange between Alice and Humpty Dumpty after Alice becomes frustrated that Humpty is misusing common English words: When […]

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On Law Schools and Lawyering

This will be a quick post about a topic that can be discussed for pages and pages and hours and hours (at least by me and my fellow law folks). Today’s NY Times had an article that declared: “What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering.” The article describes how large firms are finding that they […]

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Freedom Won for Innocent Man but Maybe at the Cost of Truth

Emel McDowell was 16 years old in 1990 when he was arrested for the murder of Jonathan Powell. From the moment of his arrest, he has maintained his innocence. Yesterday, in Brooklyn Supreme Court, before Judge John Ingram, I secured his release during a hearing where we were trying to establish his innocence. The Kings […]